Few of us would disagree with Michael Quicke's assertion that "twenty-first century preaching needs less function and more unction." Yet, in the midst of our attempts to lead and deal with the ever-increasing loads of administrative details we have little time to consider how we can restore such unction, or godly passion, to our preaching. Fortunately, in 360 Degree Preaching Quicke explains how sermons that are inspired and enabled by the Trinity will be both filled with unction and able to transform both the preacher and the church. Following in the footsteps of such classics as Biblical Preaching and Between Two Worlds, Quicke has written a book that will deepen your understanding of preaching, challenge you to live a life that is consistent with the gospel you preach and will likely transform the quality of your sermons.
With 360-Degree Preaching, veteran preacher Michael Quicke brings expository preaching to a postmodern world. He has witnessed the transforming power of preaching firsthand for more than thirty years and seeks to encourage students and pastors as he teaches them the art of preaching.
Quicke examines the scriptural roots of preaching and its importance throughout church history. He analyzes the current situation and suggests that the way forward lies in a recommitment to preaching's trinitarian dynamic, which Quicke calls 360-degree preaching. The author then focuses on preaching practices and invites preachers to join in the "preaching swim": immersion into Scripture, interpretation, sermon design, sermon delivery, and outcomes.
360-Degree Preaching is a vital resource for preaching students preparing for ministry and pastors looking for fresh insight into communicating to postmodern listeners.
Michael J. Quicke is Charles W. Koller Professor of Preaching and Communication at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He previously served as president of Spurgeon's College in London.